Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.
United Kingdom, 2009. Mugshots. Screenplay by David Morris. Cinematography by Michael Wood. Produced by Jacqui Morris. Music by Jacqueline Kroft. Production Design by Malin Lindholm. Costume Design by Clare Harries. Film Editing by Warren Meneely.
Ensemble romantic comedy about a group of gay male friends and one woman, all with their own personal complications. One couple is a successful visual artist whose handsome boyfriend is in it for the gifts, another is a television producer and aspiring actor who are undone by the latter’s desire to be taken seriously, a third are a single father and a famous actor who are threatened by the one’s man prioritizing his coldly unlikeable daughter. The lady friend among the group has just started dating a handsome bloke but spends the entire time paranoid that he might be gay too, but what actually makes this film terrifically strange is that, despite good performances and a few good sequences, it messily bounces all over the place and hints at payoffs that never actually happen. For a comedy it is rarely funny, while many of its situations are too contrived to say that it hits the spot in a particularly poignant way, leaving a low-budget indie that is barely dressed and hardly goes anywhere.